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Bur Cucumber Cucurbitaceae:
Long creeping or climbing stems, growing up to 30 feet long, clusters of small white flowers in summer, later clusters of bean-shaped fruits are produced. This species is an annual that self seeds. grows best in part shade. Not a plant for the garden. Listed as a noxious weed in Delaware, Indiana, and Kentucky.
Native to eastern and central North America.
The seeds require mechanical scarification or stratification at 4C for18 weeks to make the seed coat permeable.Soaking in hot water for 24 hours maybe helpful, change the water with fresh hot water every 6 hours. The seeds germinate best when covered by a few millimeters of soil.